283 people, including 272 prisoners and 11 officials of Karachi Central Jail, have tested positive for corona virus and have been quarantined.
According to IG Prisons Sindh Nusrat Mangan, testing of corona virus has been started for prisoners and staff members in jails across Sindh.
According to Nusrat Mangan, 850 inmates have been tested in Karachi Central Jail so far, out of which 272 have tested positive for the virus. Who have been isolated in their homes.
The IG Prisons has expressed concern over the increase in corona cases in jails.
He says he has checked the code of conduct at the prison, possibly spreading of virus is from inmates’ equipment or staff.
The IG Jail further said that all the inmates in the jail will be tested while the jail ward of the hospital has been prepared for corona cases.
It may be recalled that the number of corona cases across Sindh has crossed 19,000 while 336 people have been killed.